Seasonal, Open-Air Market for Local Farmers & Producers
We are a seasonal, open-air market in Mount Vernon, Texas which is open every Saturday morning from 8am - 12pm, May through September, bringing local farmers and producers together with the community to provide fresh, regionally-grown and produced items.
Farmers & Artisan Market, Food Vendors, Live Music & Entertainment
Our Second Saturdays on the Square event series features an expanded market with additional artisan and food vendors, live entertainment and demonstrations, featured non-profit organizations, and other family-friendly activities. Many downtown businesses offer specials for market shoppers, you might see a local group holding a fundraiser, and our historic museums are open with free admission.
Car Show, Stew Cook Off, Food, Shopping, Games & Live Entertainment
Each year on the 2nd Saturday in October thousands of folks travel from all over to gather at the city square in Mount Vernon and enjoy the largest annual city-wide event. CountryFest began in 1974 and this year will mark the 44th annual CountryFest!
Come early to enjoy a pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club. Stay for a while and enjoy live entertainment by local musicians while you stroll through the myriad of vendor booths offering local, artisan, hand-crafted goods. This is a family affair so bring everyone and enjoy children’s games, a dunking booth, car show complete with door prizes, and lots more. Bring a healthy appetite to sample the best homemade stews at the Stew Cook Off, locally-made tamales and tacos, fresh-smoked barbecue, homemade root beer by the Boy Scouts, and of course a funnel cake, snow cone or cotton candy to top it all off!
Alfresco Farm-to-Table Dinner & Wine Pairing in Downtown
Imagine an evening under the Texas stars sharing local food and wine with friends at a long community table in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon. Add the sophisticated strains of jazz music to complete the makings of an evening not easily forgotten. This magical night on the downtown square will allow 125 fortunate guests to help us celebrate our local farm community, Texas Wine Month, and the start of our 2018 Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival
Wine Tastings, Cooking Demos, Food Trucks, Vendors & Live Music
Stroll the beautiful downtown plaza square while enjoying wine tastings representing many regions of Texas. Savor artisanal foods from our food vendors. Watch and learn culinary secrets from local, acclaimed chefs as they conduct demos, providing guests with sample tastings and recipes. Shop carefully curated culinary, art, and lifestyle vendors. Enjoy the sounds of local artists as they play acoustic music from the gazebo. This is truly an event where you'll want to stay all day!